The Knights of Pythias and the Pythian Sisters of Maryland will hold the organizations’ annual convention Sept. 6 to 9 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel.
Approximately 75 guests are expected to attend.
Conference attendees will hold business meetings and hear committee reports throughout the conference.
The group’s annual Saturday banquet will include the installation of new officers. During the conference, there will be several events geared toward the organizations’ fundraising efforts, including a bake sale, auction with donated goods, 50/50 raffle and quilt raffle.
Each year, the Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sisters raise money for a specific charity. This year’s charity is the Fisher House Foundation, which provides free- or low-cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers, such as Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
The Order of Knights of Pythias is an international fraternity that was founded in Washington, D.C., Feb. 19, 1864, by Justus H. Rathbone.
The Knights of Pythias embraces more than 2,000 subordinate lodges in the United States and Canada. The primary object of the Knights of Pythias is to promote friendship among men and to relieve suffering. Each organization adopts some outstanding principle as its objective. The individuality of an order is determined by its ideal sentiment. The distinguishing principles of the Order of Knights of Pythias are “Friendship, Charity and Benevolence.”
For more information about the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of Maryland, go to www.kopglmd.bravehost.com.